Vancouver Premier College (VPC) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the VPC-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling VPC graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business. If you complete the entire pathway you will have the opportunity to earn a BCIT Business Management Advanced Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
Program overview for VPC – BCIT pathway
|Year 1: VPC||Year 2: BCIT||Year 3: BCIT|
|BCIT Advanced Diploma in Business Management||Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (optional)|
What is the VPC-BCIT pathway?
The VPC-BCIT Pathway program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in your career by expanding your skills in business management, strategic and critical thinking. After completing BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma, international students may apply for a post-graduate work permit. International students looking to obtain a study permit or work permit should contact Canadian Immigration & Citizenship.
Who qualifies for the VPC-BCIT pathway?
VPC students and alumni who have graduated from the programs listed below within the last 5 years.
Eligible VPC Programs:
- Hospitality Management Diploma Program
- International Hospitality Management Diploma Program
Year 1: VPC
VPC Hospitality Management Diploma Program
This one-year condensed program is an excellent way to launch your supervisory or management career. Completing the 63 credit Hospitality Management Diploma in 12 months will send you on your way to achieving your educational and career goals quickly.
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VPC International Hospitality Management Diploma Program
Utilizing the same core curriculum as the Hospitality Management Diploma, this 20-month program emphasizes improving the English language skills that are necessary for continued education or for working in the growing hospitality industry.
Year 2: BCIT
Advanced Diploma in Business Management
After completing a VPC Hospitality Management Diploma, you are ready to expand your knowledge and cultivate business management skills in BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma. This 9-month program provides an introduction to current business practices, preparing them to apply a disciplined and professional approach to management.
Year 3: BCIT
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (optional)
After completing BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma you have the option to enroll in BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). This 12 month degree emphasizes critical and strategic thinking and provides students the opportunity to be better prepared for career advancement by enhancing the skills developed in their diploma programs at BCIT and VPC.
Enter the workforce
After completing either a VPC Hospitality Management Diploma or BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma, you may enter the workforce. Please note: international students are eligible to apply to the Canadian Immigration and Citizens Office for a post-graduate work permit upon completion of BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma.
We invite you to explore the website and get in touch with us to discuss your pathway. You are closer than you think to reaching your educational and career goals!